Creating Ergonomic Promotional Mouse Mats

Aug 12 06:41 2008 Samantha Fellows Print This Article

Ergonomics is all the rage in corporate culture these days, therefore creating an ergonomic mouse mat will give you an almost instant in with your customers...

Be forewarned however if you do create an ergonomic promotional mouse mat you will need to make sure that it is actually ergonomic and not just a marketing word. Luckily creating an ergonomic promotional mouse mat is very simple,Guest Posting and does not even require extensive design time.

The best way to go about creating an ergonomic promotional mouse mat is to study other ergonomic models available and base your design off of an aggregate understanding of how all these different models work. Do not copy one design for your promotional mouse mat, but rather look towards all of the other designs as inspiration for creating your own unique style of ergonomic promotional mouse mats.

Creating an ergonomic promotional mouse that can be as simple as adding a wrist padding to one side of the promotional mouse mat. Any sort of padding will do, in fact some incredibly cheap ergonomic mouse mats use little more than a plastic wedge, some do not even cushion the wedge. For your promotional mouse mat however you are going to want to step up the game a little bit and at least put some padding on the hard plastic wedge.

This is still not ideal however, as resting your wrist on this type of wrist support is rather uncomfortable over long periods of time and is ergonomically dubious. Instead for your ergonomic promotional mouse mat you should look towards using actual padded support for the wrist support such as a thick foam, gel, or beanbag type material. Any one of these materials will work exceptionally well, though each will create a distinctive and unique feel that can easily distinguish one from the rest. So it really all boils down to your preference when choosing a material to create a wrist support for your promotional mouse mat.

The last design metric you'll want to take into account when creating an ergonomic promotional mouse mat is to make sure that your mouse mat is large enough that users can adequately move the mouse in order to slide the mouse pointer all the way across the screen without having to reposition the mouse many times. This is a big point not only in terms of ergonomics but also in terms of usability for your promotional mouse mat.

If the promotional mouse mat is too small users will simply become frustrated at having to constantly reposition their hand and switch to a different mouse mat rather than using your promotional one. Because the size of a mouse mat is fairly obvious you can easily judge whether or not the promotional mouse mat is a good candidate by simply using it your self. Spending five minutes with the promotional mouse mat will tell you whether you have designed a mouse mat that is too small or just large enough. You do not want to overkill the design however and create a promotional mouse mat that is so large users will not be able to fit on their desktop, so a little bit of testing is in order before finalizing the design of your ergonomic promotional mouse mat.

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